Definition: This entry includes three subfields. Total area is the sum of all land and water areas delimited by international boundaries and/or coastlines. Land area is the aggregate of all surfaces delimited by international boundaries and/or coastlines, excluding inland water bodies (lakes, reservoirs, rivers). Water area is the sum of the surfaces of all inland water bodies, such as lakes, reservoirs, or rivers, as delimited by international boundaries and/or coastlines.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2014See also: Area map
UN tells Latin American countries hit by Zika to allow women access to abortion
The Guardian - 2/5/2016 7:04:12 PM
Strict curbs on contraception and abortion are common in hard-hit nations but UN says women should have choice about degree of risk they’re willing to take The United Nations high commissioner for human rights has called on Latin American countries hit ...
Draghi Boxed In by Unforgiving World Dragging Down Inflation
Bloomberg - 2/8/2016 2:18:29 AM
It’s an unforgiving world, according to Bank of England ... In addition to global restraints, the euro area is contending with domestic issues, including high levels of debt in some countries and the refugee crisis. The ECB wants governments to do ...
Syrians Desperate to Escape What U.N. Calls ‘Extermination’ by Government
New York Times - 2/8/2016 6:03:22 PM
On Monday, as international pressure mounted on Turkey to allow the refugees in, Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany was in Ankara pressing the Turks to prevent the two million Syrians already in the country from ... in the same area that is now being ...
Malawi: World Vision, WFP Feed Starving Malawians
AllAfrica - 2/8/2016 1:45:41 PM
In the wake of the food crisis due to dry spell in several districts in the country, the World Food Programme (WFP) and World Vision Malawi on Wednesday distributed food to people of Malindi area in Chikwawa district. World Vision International Senior ...
The world’s most violent cities
The Economist online - 2/3/2016 7:49:31 PM
The country’s national statistics also bear out this grim record; it has surpassed Honduras as the country with the world's highest murder rate ... which covers a slightly larger area than the city itself, and an assumption that 80% of these are the ...
The World Pledged Billions In Aid To Syrians, But Millions Can't Get It
The Huffington Post - 2/4/2016 11:58:52 PM
Syrians at the Thursday conference welcomed the aid, but urged countries to do more to help protect civilians inside Syria and make sure that the aid can actually reach them. “Of course we welcome the funds pledged today, but all the money in the world ...
10 Bible Translation Projects to Be Launched in Countries With 'Severe' Christian Persecution
The Christian Post - 2/5/2016 2:29:12 AM
At least 10 new Bible translation projects will be launched in countries where Christians are highly persecuted, one of the world's leading Bible translation ... and vigilantes can sweep into an area without notice." "Yes, it's dangerous," Wycliffe ...
Study: Heat, drought led to losses of 3 billion tons of world's cereal crops from 1964 to 2007
AccuWeather - 2/9/2016 12:44:14 AM
Navin Ramankutty, a professor at the University of British Columbia and an author of the study, stated that they used two sets of data: a crop area, yield and production ... The authors found that crops in developed countries were more affected than ...
London's Mayfair: the definition of Old World luxury and elegance
San Antonio Express-News - 2/4/2016 11:58:52 PM
A mouthful, I know, but the only instruction involved is that of being led through a feast of Basque country dishes, prepared by Elena Arzak, the 2012 recipient of the Veuve Clicquot best female chef in the world award. Other Mayfair-area restaurants ...
How To Throw The Country’s Most Extravagant Super Bowl Party
ww2.kqed.org - 2/4/2016 9:14:14 PM
Get someone well known to moderate it. Then pack the party with active football players to make fans feel like they’re part of the NFL world. That last part is a key component of the Kinnetts’ quest to create the perfect tailgate. Every year ...
Listing Wages of Home Cleaners by Race? 5 of the Biggest Outrages From Israel This Week
Alter Net - 2/8/2016 7:29:16 PM
The Israeli government finally consented to a 25-year campaign to create a prayer area for the use of liberal Jewish groups ... "The reform Jews in the U.S. are a waning world," said Levin. "The assimilation there is of enormous extent.
Morocco Launches World’s Largest Concentrating Solar Power Plant
Jewish Press - 2/7/2016 6:18:53 PM
Moroccan King Mohammed VI last Thursday inaugurated Noor 1, the first phase of what will become the largest concentrated solar power plant in the world. Built near the Moroccan city of Ouarzazate, on an area of ... among the top ten countries making ...
India will stand by Pakistan only if it takes decisive action against terrorists: Rajnath
Firstpost - 2/3/2016 9:15:25 PM
"The government is increasing its capabilities in this area as well ... show the resolve of the world. Sanctions stipulated by UN Security Council resolutions are often rendered ineffective by vested interests of some countries in the absence of a ...
State, nation, & world briefs: More than 20 Texas town repeal sex offender residency law
Your Houston News - 2/7/2016 8:46:13 AM
SEOUL, South Korea— The U.N. Security Council on Sunday strongly condemned North Korea’s launch of a long-range rocket that world leaders denounced as ... and a month after the country’s fourth nuclear test. He ignored an appeal from China, its ...
Morocco is now operating the largest solar power plant in the world
The Business Insider - 2/9/2016 12:11:26 PM
When completed, the site will cover an area larger than the country's capital, Rabat, and will make Morocco’s solar plant the largest in the world. It is hoped that it will eventually produce so much electricity that the nation will not only be able to ...